Crime Rigg and Sherburn Hill Quarries
|Crime Rigg and Sherburn Hill Quarries|
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area||23.22 ha (57.38 acres)|
|Area of Search||County Durham|
|Website: Map of site|
Crime Rigg and Sherburn Hill Quarries is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in County Durham, England. It lies about 1 km east of the village of Sherburn Hill and about 7 km east of the city of Durham.
The site is a working quarry in which is exposed a sequence of Lower Permian Yellow Sands overlying Marl Slate and Lower Magnesian Limestone. The exposures of Permian sands exhibit complex cross-bedding that is believed to represent ancient seif dune deposits.